The suspect in the shooting of two soldiers in Little Rock, Ark., one fatally, has been identified. And as with the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the slaying of Pvt. William Long appears to be an act of domestic terrorism. From the New York Times:
The gunman, identified by the police as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad of Little Rock, fled the scene and was arrested minutes later a short distance from the recruiting station, in a bustling suburban shopping center….
In a lengthy interview with the police, Mr. Muhammad said he was angry about the killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chief [Stuart] Thomas [of the Little Rock Police Department] said. Previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, Mr. Muhammad told investigators that he had converted to Islam as a teenager, Chief Thomas said.
The injured soldier, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, is said to be in stable condition.
It is absolutely horrifying that two people have died at the hands of gunmen who have been charged with taking their political beliefs to a deadly extreme.